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literally thrown. bizarre case, peggy, thank you. >>> three days after sandy slammed the mid-atlantic in the northeast, the death toll continues to climb. >> sandy now blamed for more than 80 deaths and more than 4.6 million homes and businesses still in the dark this evening. in new york city, police are out there enforcing an hov requirement if you want to drive your car into manhattan. in hoboken, new jersey, nearly 20,000 people stranded in their homes by flood waters. in large areas of the jersey coast are in ruins with homes, piers, board walks simply wreck. bruce johnson reports from a marina in atlantic highlands, new jersey, where sandy tossed around dozens of boats just like toys. >> reporter: i'm bruce johnson in highland, new jersey, another one of those small beach towns devastated by the storm. back over there, that's new york city. well what we want you to see is this way. you won't believe it. damage from this storm. millions of dollars in losses to these boats. big, small, luxury boats. working people, gone. >> it was rolling waves. and they were just both co
for the battleground states. >> we'll see you then. people who lost their homes in super storm sandy are trying to salvage what they can as they brace for the possible noreaster. a million people remain without power one week after the storm. >> commuting is difficult with gas shortages and mass transit problems and now another storm heading to the area. one homeowner who barely made it out alive. >> reporter: good evening. there are so many people in this hard hit community who have lost absolutely everything they own. this afternoon we spoke to one man who clung to life but using his roof top as a life raft. he holds up one of the few possessions he didn't lose. >> my military uniform. >> the father of two survived a wrack and 9/11. but the water from the storm was almost too much. >> got close enough we didn't have to be in the water too long. a couple strokes. jumped from the dining room table on to the roof. stayed on the roof for about an hour. >> you floated out of here on your neighbor's roof. >> picked the home up off its foundation and dropped it back down about a half mile from here.
suspect in the previous groping. anita. >>> at least 41 new yorkers died in superstorm sandy. nearly half of them on staten island. hundreds of residents need food, water, gas, and they say help is not coming fast enough. we have a look at the damage. >> reporter: anita, the scenes of devastation here in staten island are really unbelievable. four days after the storm images like the one you see behind me, a telephone power pole completely uprooted out of the ground, surprisingly common. sandy's force is very visible on staten island. in the harbor boats are piled on top of each other. houses are torn from their foundations and pushed hundreds of feet away into the marsh. homes are boarded up, some with signs begging for help. >> i've been completely devastated. >> reporter: this 16-year-old came to this distribution center to get supplies for her whole family. >> we came here to get some food and water for us because we have no heat. >> reporter: she is not alone. hundreds of residents are suffering. they say the city, state, and federal government sig norring them. >> no one is really h
already weary from super storm sandy. residence dealing with the cold and darkness, sandy struck more than a week ago and they say that they are at their breaking point. >> for this to happen very soon is so frustrating. >> reporter: wednesday's storm interrupted the recovery process across new jersey and new york and also caused hundreds of thousands of new outages. many, they had just gotten their power back, only to see it knocked out again. >> all of a sudden, boom. and there we are. back in the middle ages. >> reporter: officials say it could have been worse. >> the snow was helpful, believe it or not. because it wasn't rain and so it helped on the flooding side. >> reporter: here in hard hit rockaway beach, it's not snow, but sand that's a big problem. they have been working all day to clear mountains of it from the streets. >> and help take a look at it. >> reporter: the latest stayed behind for his parishioners when sandy hit. >> i hugged them and they cried into my arm. >> reporter: he said some church goers who lost everything planned to move away. >> we encourage them
be a terrible idea. >> a natural disaster just seen sandy come through mt. middle of the -- in the middle of the night. a high demand. a fire in an area of the city that border area of the city. such as east of the river. and the medics that ride the fire engines are tied up on the fire ground. they're not able to provide advanced life support. >> we also have seven ems supervisor who is don't put out -- visors who don't put out fires. in addition to that our firefighter emts are capable of providing you know, some basic life supports as well. >> reporter: fire officials say they get a total of between 40 and 60 medic calls between those hours 1:00 and 7:00 in the morning city wide. that is far fewer than they get during the rest of the day. and the chief says changing the shifts for those medic units will mean that there are more of them available on the streets when they are really needed. but the city council has to review this and the fire chief says if it doesn't work he'll change it, back to you. >> you can imagine why there are concerns. >>> the new express lanes on the virginia si
of those neighborhoods hardest hit by super storm sandy. he thanked the first time responders that accounted for nearly half of new york's casualties. >> i'm proud of you, new york. you guys are tough, you bounce back just as america always bounces back. the same is going to be true this time out. >> new york's governor plans to request some $30 billion in federal aid to help with the rebuild. fema currently only has about $8 billion available, but they intend to ask congress for more. in the meantime closer to home, plans to rebuild the ocean city board walk should be finished right on schedule. that's despite hurricane sandy. they tell the daily times of southbury that the project only lost two days because of the storm. the rebuilding is expected to be done in april. the progress involves rebuilding board walk and 15th street. >>> took a little walk outside today, refreshing, a little cool, but refreshing. >> it wasn't windy. >> no. >> temporary. >> yeah, i like that. >> you know i just did a graph, i love graphs as you know. >> does this involve snow? >> no, not yet. but w
after hurricane sandy, still no power in that area. >> i wanted to vote. it was too much -- too involved in it not to find out where to vote and get out there. >> it's good to vote because it will make a difference. you know, and the way things are right now, it's good to vote. >> now buss are being sent out to pick up the voters in the nearby breezy point area where more than 100 poems burned to the ground -- homes burned to the ground last week. new york's also letting people displaced by sandy to vote at any polling site they can manage to get to. >>> well, virginia based rescuers returned home from water weary new jersey communities today. and they were greeted as heroes. scott broom is in chantilly where fairfax county, virginia's task force one is based. >> reporter: these are rescuers who have been around the world. haiti, indonesia, japan. but superstorm sandy brought disaster close to home. off the buss and into the arms of families who have not seen them for ten days. 80 members of virginia task force one came home. >> i was so happy. >> we're really glad to have him home. >> i
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